Introduction to Mental Health

What you’ll learn to do: describe mental health, mental illness, the eight dimensions of wellness, symptoms of common mental disorders, and suicide warning signs

An illustration of a head with words like 'anxiety,' 'stress,' 'panic,' and 'depression' plastered all over it.

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.

—Amelia Barr, author

By the end of this section, you will be able to describe mental health basics and strategies for improving mental health. You will be able to describe depression, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. You will also be able to identify suicide warning signs and identify resources for further information about mental health issues.


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